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UMD Symphony Orchestra, UMD Concert Choir: Brahms German Reqiuem

UMD Symphony Orchestra, UMD Concert Choir: Brahms German Reqiuem, Friday, November 14, 2014, 8PM, Dekelboum Concert Hall


Soprano Kellie Motter
Baritone Anthony Duke Eversole
Conductor Edward Maclary
Soprano Katie Baughman
Conductor Craig Kier
Conductor Michael Patterson


The UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir take the stage for a memorable performance of two works on the subject of loss.

School of Music alumna and soprano Katie Baughman, a prizewinner in the 2014 UMSO Concerto Competition, performs Earl Kim’s 1982 composition Where Grief Slumbers. Mournful and introspective, Kim’s work dwells on loss and separation. The UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir then come together for Brahms's German Requiem. While Kim’s piece quietly weeps, Brahms's Requiem consoles, boldly celebrating the living and the cycle of life.

Visit the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library to learn more about Johannes Brahms's life and works and the music of Earl Kim:

Johannes Brahms - German Requiem

  • Recordings
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  • Film
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      • Bonus: Ein Deutsches requiem, Op. 45 – Johannes Brahms
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Earl Kim - Where Grief Slumbers

The Girl With Orange Lips, featuring Earl Kim’s Where Grief Slumbers – Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library — Paged Collections Room
Call Number: MCD 461

In the liner notes for Dawn Upshaw’s recording of Earl Kim’s Where Grief Slumbers, the composer writes, “Samuel Beckett’s translation of a verse from Rimbaud’s Le Bateau Ivre – ‘I have dreamt the green night’s drifts of dazzled snow’ – and a ‘visual-verse’ of Apollinaire – words which form chains of raindrops – were the two initial sources of inspiration that resulted in the song cycle Where Grief Slumbers, which deals with departures and farewells.” This recording also features works by Manuel De Falla, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Delage, and is available to be checked out of MSPAL’s circulating CD collection for up to seven days with a valid UMD ID.